Chances of playing time for UF’s early enrollees

By the time high school graduation rolls around in late May or early June, more than half of Florida’s early football signing class will have already been through a semester of college, participated in the offseason strength and conditioning...

Mullen’s UF staff long on SEC experience

Dan Mullen still has one hire to make before his Florida coaching staff is complete, and so far he’s only announced the responsibility for one assistant, Todd Grantham, who is the Gators’ defensive coordinator. But this is a staff that...

Andreu’s Analysis: Let the Gator grind begin

Now that Sal Sunseri, the former linebackers coach for the Oakland Raiders, and Greg Knox, Mississippi State’s interim head coach for the bowl game, are officially part of Dan Mullen’s coaching staff, Florida’s new coach is close to...

Andreu’s Analysis: Three-star recruiter?

For those who were around when Dan Mullen was Urban Meyer’s offensive coordinator at Florida, there is one nagging concern about Mullen being the Gators’ new head coach. What kind of a recruiter is he going to be? ...

Gators counting on Mullen to continue to develop successful quarterbacks

It started with Josh Harris at Bowling Green. Then it was Alex Smith at Utah. Then Chris Leak and Tim Tebow at Florida. Then Dak Prescott and Nick Fitzgerald at Mississippi State.

Andreu’s Answers: Too many Gators mistakes to overcome

Before every game, veteran college football beat writer Robbie Andreu comes up with five pertinent questions and then answers them after the game. Here’s Week 11: 1.Who wins the battle of young quarterbacks? FSU true freshman James Blackman or UF...

Andreu’s Analysis: Someone else’s Swamp

For those Florida football players who have been urging their fans to fill up the stadium Saturday, I’ve got news for you. It doesn’t matter. The Swamp isn’t the Gators any more. It belongs to the Seminoles. They...

Gators want to send senior teammates out with win over Seminoles

“BP, how many times have you beaten FSU?,” Shannon asked. Powell simply shook his head. He hasn’t, just like every other player in that Florida locker room.

Gators have fun in gaining much-needed win

It was a feel-good day/night for the Gators, and it was badly needed.

Andreu’s Answers: Solid way to end losing streak

It was a good crowd, considering, and it was an energized one that the players seemed to feed off of. The crowd produced a typical Swamp atmosphere — and that was something that was seriously in doubt heading into this game.
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Florida players seek a reversal of fortune

“They don’t quit,” Shannon said of the 3-6 Gators. “A lot of enthusiasm. A lot of good things going on. Very competitive. Like anything, a team can shut it down."

Andreu’s Analysis: Let the fun begin

Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin wants to make Florida football fun again, and he plans to get things headed in that direction with whoever he hires to be the next coach (no, it’s not Chip Kelly, yet). I...

Andreu’s Answers: Gators put up a fight

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Before every game, veteran college football beat writer Robbie Andreu comes up with five pertinent questions and then answers them after the game. Here’s Week 9: 1. Will the Gators play with more emotion and energy than...

Five questions with … UF junior defensive tackle Taven Bryan

Q: What are your thoughts about David Reese’s comments calling out the players for not playing for one another? A: I didn’t hear him specifically. I think it’s good that someone’s stepping up, filling the leadership role with many of...

Andreu’s Analysis: The beat goes on

People are down on the Gators. I get that. But most of the complaints from a little earlier in the season no longer apply. This isn’t about coaching or play-calling or playing with passion and effort. It’s about...

Andreu’s Answers: Gators can’t Lock down Tigers’ offense from get-go

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Before every game, veteran college football writer Robbie Andreu comes up with five pertinent questions and then answers them after the game. Here’s Week 8: 1. How will Florida’s young secondary hold up against quarterback Drew...

5 Questions with … Randy Shannon

Q: What’s this all been like for you and what’s been your approach?

Strange times: New-look Gators, Shannon ready for Missouri

Just when you think you’ve seen everything, stranger things happen to the Florida Gators. Season-ending injuries, player suspensions, hurricanes, canceled games, accusations of death threats.

McElwain visits practice to say goodbye

At the end of his first day not being Florida’s football coach, Jim McElwain stepped onto Florida Field for one last time late Monday afternoon to say goodbye to his players. McElwain came onto the field at the conclusion of...

Drama-filled week ends with ugly loss to Bulldogs

JACKSONVILLE — This rivalry game was pretty much over midway through the first quarter Saturday. But when did this humbling Florida loss to arch-rival Georgia first begin? Was it Monday, when UF coach Jim McElwain, out of nowhere, brought up death...